EdCast's offering features a highly extensible taxonomy for managing roles and skills across industries and offers AI-powered, curated and updated ontologies for every skill node, which is critical as work and jobs change in the short- and long-run. EdCast's Skills Cloud automatically matches new and changing skills to its Knowledge Cloud global content library of more than 50 million items. The Knowledge Cloud's assessment and inferencing tools also allow users to assess their needs and their employees' skills and capabilities in real-time, helping perfect the Skills Cloud and make the platform even more valuable.
The set of open skills libraries and taxonomies that EdCast's Skills Cloud now embraces include:
"Organizations around the world are all looking for new ways to understand their existing skills and capability gaps," said Josh Bersin, global industry analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy. "Therefore, the HR and learning platforms of the future must embrace multiple skills models and create dynamic skills ontologies. EdCast's Open Skills Cloud announcement is a great example of this."
"Beginning with our acquisition of AI technology platform company Sociative, EdCast has accumulated over 10 years of metadata processing of content, topics, skills, roles and industries, and we have fully integrated it with our Knowledge Cloud," said Karl Mehta, CEO and Founder of EdCast. "We now leverage and ingest skills data from numerous existing skills assessment platforms, enabling companies to automatically organize information--including employee skills, job history, training history, personal skills development goals--in bringing the most valuable cross-industry Skills Cloud to the enterprise market."